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No, we're not asking whether you can stand on one foot! We're asking whether you "balance" the amount of food you take in with the amount you burn off. Maybe you've wondered why some people's bodies are too big and other people's bodies are too thin. There are many reasons why this happens. One...
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Tasty Tortellini TossMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 quarts (12 cups) water1 (9 ounce) package fresh cheese or three-cheese tortellini, uncooked2 cups cherry tomatoes2 teaspoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon garlic salt1/4 cup loosely-packed, chopped fresh basil or parsley STUFF YOU NEED Adult's...
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You know how lots of books have a table of contents in the front? The table of contents is a list of the different things you'll read when you go through the book. The Nutrition Facts food label on food packages is a lot like the table of contents in a book. It gives you information about the food...
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Make-your-own Taco BarMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound extra-lean or lean ground round1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix (40% less sodium)2/3 cup water (or the amount stated on the seasoning mix directions)1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained FILLINGS:2 cups...
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Are You Snack Smart? Conquering MyPyramid for Kids! Eating for Energy Figuring Out Food Labels Fitting in Fast Food Favorites Get 3-A-Day of Dairy - We Triple Dare You! Go With the Flow: Drink Those Fluids Going Veg Is Your Body in Balance? MyPyramid for Kids! The Food Group Grand Tour Portion...
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Crazy Mix Veggie BurgersMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? Pick 5 of these 10 "Crazy Mix" ingredients:   1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese   1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese   1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach   1 cup finely chopped or shredded lettuce   3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion   1/2...
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Super-Duper Shakin' Snack MixMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup mini pretzels1 cup white cheddar cheese or cheese flavored popcorn1/2 cup puffed wheat or other mini wheat cereal1/4 cup cashew halves and pieces or peanuts, lightly salted1/4 cup raisins STUFF YOU NEED Large-size bowlDry measuring...
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By: Kris Sollid, RD   Date: 3/5/10 Note: As part of National Nutrition Month, we'll be highlighting tips from our Registered Dietitians around the theme of "Nutrition from the Ground Up." For more info see our kickoff post or visit ADA's National Nutrition Month page. More than most, I am a...
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Smashed Yukon GoldsMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 1/2 pounds (1/2 of a 5 pound bag) Yukon gold potatoes, with skin, scrubbed1/2 cup buttermilk (or low-fat milk)2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon black pepperSTUFF...
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Popeye's Pizza BagelMakes 2 servingsWHAT'S IN IT?1 (10 ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed2 (2.5 ounce) plain, onion or garlic bagels1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese4 pinches salt STUFF YOU NEED Small bowlCutting knife (if you need)Cutting board (if you need)Large microwave-...
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Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 medium bananas, peeled and halved crosswise2 tablespoons peanuts1/4 cup crisp rice cereal1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips STUFF YOU NEED Butter knife/spreaderCutting board4 wooden craft sticks or wooden skewersNonstick baking...
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Devilish Eyeball DelicacyMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 large, hardboiled eggs, chilled2 tablespoons light mayonnaise6 small green olives with pimentosKetchup (if you like!) STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeLunch-size plateSmall bowlForkMeasuring spoonsSmall spoonHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER 1...
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Sunshine Spinach Salad w/Funky Fruity DressingMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 10 oz. pre-bagged, fresh baby spinach (about 5 cups)1 large Red Delicious or Braeburn apple1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed1/4 cup real bacon pieces (with 50% less fat) STUFF YOU NEED Large mixing...
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ChocoMint ShakeMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1 1/2 cups low-fat chocolate milk or soymilk1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (or a little bit less if you like just a hint of mint!) STUFF YOU NEED Small plastic cupLiquid measuring cupPlastic wrapBlenderMeasuring spoonTall, chilled glass HOW TO PUT IT...
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Perky Pita Pocket-to-GoMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 of a regular-size (6-1/2-inch diameter) pita pocket2 tablespoons reduced fat (1/3 less fat) cream cheese2 tablespoons chopped walnuts1 tablespoon (or more!) seedless raisinsSTUFF YOU NEEDSmall plateCutting board (if you need it!)Cutting knife...
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Checkerboard A.M. PizzaMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT? 1 whole English muffin (2 halves)2 (2/3-ounce) slices Canadian bacon2 (2/3-ounce) slices American cheeseSTUFF YOU NEED Fork or bread knifeToasterMicrowave-safe plateCutting boardCutting knifeMicrowavePotholdersHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Split...
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Snacking keeps away the mid-morning munchies and the afternoon tummy-grumbles. Try some of these Smart Snacks today! Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsYou'll go ape over this banana snack! The banana truly tastes like ice cream! ChocoMint ShakeHave you ever worn a chocolate-mint milkshake mustache? Here'...
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The entire family can enjoy cooking – and eating – these meals together!Baked Sea SticksThese yummy treats from under the sea are sure to please! Ahoy, dinner! BBQ Chicken PizzaCombine a couple of kids' favorite foods, kick up the flavor and what do you get? BBQ Chicken Pizza! Yum!Blood & Guts...
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Little Towers of PastaMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (5.8 ounce) box roasted garlic and olive oil flavor couscous mix1 1/4 cups water1/2 cup canned, drained, diced tomatoes*2 fresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish (if you like!) STUFF YOU NEED Large (2-quart) microwave-safe bowl or glass...
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Bean Salad CiaoMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 (15.5 ounce) cans beans, 3 different colors (such as black, white cannellini and red kidney beans)1 medium tomato2 green onions (scallions), green and white parts1 -2 large handfuls fresh Italian parsley leaves1/4 cup vinaigrette or Italian salad...
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Saladwich PocketMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 regular-size whole wheat pita4 (1-ounce) slices turkey4 (.75-ounce) slices reduced-fat American cheese1 cup pre-bagged salad mix2 tablespoons light ranch dressing (or your favorite light salad dressing!)STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting...
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Wacky WafflewichMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 whole-wheat frozen waffles2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter2 tablespoons grape jelly or your favorite fruit spread1 small banana or 1/2 large banana STUFF YOU NEED ToasterLarge plateMeasuring spoonsButter knifeCutting boardHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER 1....
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Eye-opening Orange DreamMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 large ice cubes1 cup (8 fluid ounces) 100% orange juice1/2 cup (4 ounces) low-fat vanilla yogurt STUFF YOU NEEDElectric blenderLiquid and dry measuring cupsTall glass HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Dump the ice cubes and the measured juice and...
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Snacking keeps away the mid-morning munchies and the afternoon tummy-grumbles. Try some of these Smart Snacks today! Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsYou'll go ape over this banana snack! The banana truly tastes like ice cream! ChocoMint ShakeHave you ever worn a chocolate-mint milkshake mustache? Here'...
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The entire family can enjoy cooking – and eating – these meals together!Baked Sea SticksThese yummy treats from under the sea are sure to please! Ahoy, dinner! BBQ Chicken PizzaCombine a couple of kids' favorite foods, kick up the flavor and what do you get? BBQ Chicken Pizza! Yum!Blood & Guts...
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QuicksandMakes 8 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained6 tablespoons cold water1/2 small jalapeno pepper (remove seeds if you're not a spice fan!)1 small clove garlic2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)Juice of one lemon1/4 teaspoon salt For dunking into the Quicksand:4...
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Dirt Bowl DessertMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT?1 ounce low-fat chocolate grahams or graham snacks (1/4 cup crushed)3/4 cup chocolate pudding made from skim (fat-free) milk3 gummi worms, frogs or a combination (optional) STUFF YOU NEED Kitchen scale (if you have one!)BlenderDry measuring cupDessert...
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Totally Terrific Toppers on Cucumber "Chips"Makes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (4.75 or 5 ounce) can light tuna or chicken breast in water, drained3 tablespoons light mayonnaise1/2 teaspoon onion powder1 small cucumber, unpeeled8 raisins (if you like) STUFF YOU NEED Can openerForkSmall bowlMeasuring...
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PB & B SandwichMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT? 2 slices oat bran or other whole grain bread1 small, really ripe banana (it'll have some brown spots on it when really ripe!)1 teaspoon chocolate syrup2 tablespoons creamy peanut butterSTUFF YOU NEED ToasterSmall bowlForkButter knifeMeasuring...
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Mmm Mmmorning SundaeMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT?2 cups low-fat granola cereal without raisins3/4 cup (6 ounces) low-fat vanilla yogurt1 cup raspberries or blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed) STUFF YOU NEED 2 large glass mugs or sundae glassesSpoonMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoons HOW TO PUT IT...

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